"I see. So that's what the warrior race looks like clad in the ki of the gods."
|Super Saiyan Blue|
|Rōmaji||Sūpā Saiya-jin Burū|
|Other||Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (
Legendary Super Saiyan (伝説の超サイヤ人, Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin)
God of the Saiyans (サイヤ人の神, Saiya-jin no Kami)
|Manga Debut||Volume #1, Chapter #5|
|Movie Debut||Movie 19|
|Game Debut||Dragon Ball XenoVerse|
Super Saiyan Blue (超サイヤ人ブルー, Sūpā Saiya-jin Burū), originally known as Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (
As with the Super Saiyan God that preceded it, the Super Saiyan Blue transformation poses a stark change from the Super Saiyan transformation a typical Saiyan uses. While the physically, it is nearly identical to the original Super Saiyan transformation, there is a notable difference that sets it apart; as opposed to the red coloration of the previous form, Super Saiyan Blue grants the Saiyan blue hair and blue eyes.
Additionally, instead of the gentle, red-orange aura the first God form had, Super Saiyan Blue boasts a vibrant blue, flame-like aura. Plasma also discharges around the Saiyan, just like Super Saiyan 2. In terms of musculature, however, the form visibly shrinks the Saiyan, just like the original God predecessor, rather than giving them in increase in muscle mass.
- "It's complex and a little difficult to explain, but this is a Super Saiyan with the power of a Super Saiyan God."
- —Son Gokū to Freeza[src]
According to Gokū, Super Saiyan Blue is the combination of strength with a calm mind and proper ki control. It is a natural evolution of the Super Saiyan God form, which uses godly ki as the basis for the transformation. This form also surpasses the previous God form in power. Gokū was able to achieve this by completely mastering the godly ki infused within his body from his Super Saiyan God transformation, while Vegeta attained godly ki through unknown means from his training with Whis. By then transforming into a Super Saiyan with the mastery of godly ki, the Super Saiyan Blue transformation is achieved. Both Gokū and Vegeta have been able to maintain this state for a long amount of time without showing any exhaustion. Despite its power, this form was overcome by the Golden Freeza form, up until the tyrant's stamina began to wane. The Super Saiyan Blue form grants its user tremendous speed, as Gokū was initially able to use it to keep up with Hit despite the latter's Time-Leap.
Despite being described as the ultimate transformation of the Saiyan race, Super Saiyan Blue finally met its match against Gokū Black, who had learned to transform into Super Saiyan Rosé. With the new transformation, Black easily dispatched Vegeta; and, though they appeared to be even at first, he also easily defeated Gokū who was clad in the form. Vegeta confirmed that the two forms were indeed not equal, implying Black's new transformation was superior.
While the ki in Super Saiyan Blue is described as perfectly controlled, this form, much like an other Saiyan transformation, is able to respond effectively to fury, and can become vastly more powerful as a result of the Saiyan using the form dipping into complete and utter rage. Gokū, while infuriated at the death of his wife and youngest son, boiled over into rage and completely dominated Gokū Black and Zamasu for a short period of time.
Despite the enormous boosts of speed and power granted by Blue, the transformation is not without its weaknesses. In the manga, according to Whis, Blue is not a transformation that can be used repeatedly in rapid succession. This is because it taxes the user's stamina so enormously that to use it repeatedly would be a detriment. He then notes that Vegeta, who used the form back-to-back during his fights in the 6th Universe and 7th Universe Hakaishin Selection Martial Arts Competition, lost against Hit because his repeated uses of Blue weakened him to about a tenth of his full power. Gokū, on the other hand, was able to circumvent this weakness in the manga by fighting Hit first as an ordinary Super Saiyan and then as a Super Saiyan God, before finally transforming into Blue for the finishing blow.
Main article: Completed Super Saiyan Blue
As with the original Super Saiyan transformation, there are ways in which the Super Saiyan Blue transformation can be improved, circumventing its weaknesses to allow for the ease of use in battle. One of these ways is to utilize Super Saiyan Blue in 'bursts', regulating and saving its power to avoid the drastic stamina draining effects.
Vegeta utilized this to great effect against Gokū Black in the manga, transforming into a Super Saiyan God, and only utilizing the Blue form at the exact moment of attacking. In doing so, this conserves the energy that Super Saiyan Blue normally drains, transforming only at the right moment to utilize Blue's power to its fullest explosive potential.
The second method is to "complete" Super Saiyan Blue. This was the method used by Son Gokū in the manga, and in a similar regard to the Super Saiyan Fourth Grade, it creates a far more stable Super Saiyan Blue form. This is done by absorbing the overflowing power of Super Saiyan Blue into his body, enabling Gokū to use the form's full power in battle for far longer.
Main article: Super Saiyan Blue Kaiōken
Unlike the traditional Super Saiyan form, this form can also be combined with the power of the Kaiōken. The result is a state that dramatically increases a Saiyan's speed and strength, to the point of completely overwhelming Hit, who was the strongest warrior in the 6th Universe. Even Beerus, who had originally defeated a Super Saiyan God Gokū, and who was still considered stronger than Super Saiyan Blue Gokū, showed fear and surprise when Gokū mentioned saving this combination for him.
In Other Media
The Super Saiyan Blue is a playable transformation and character in the following video games:
|Game name||Japanese release||English release|
|Dragon Ball Heroes||November 20, 2010||None|
|Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale||February 4, 2011||None|
|Dragon Ball XenoVerse||February 5, 2015||February 25, 2015|
|Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle||TBA||TBA|
|Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden||June 11, 2015||October 20, 2015|
- Shortly after transforming into this form, Vegeta referred to it as the "legendary Super Saiyan" (伝説の超サイヤ人, Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin).
- In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, this form is referred to as the most powerful Super Saiyan form, surpassing all of the other forms in the game.
- In the anime Hayate the Combat Butler!'s fortieth episode, New Year's Food is Also Good, but Enjoy Hayate, Too, Hayate takes on a form parodying the Super Saiyan transformation. However, due to his blue hair, it instead resembles the Super Saiyan Blue transformation, which would not début for seven years after the episode's 2008 premier.
- Despite officially changing the name to "Super Saiyan Blue" in both the manga and anime adaptations of Super, all merchandising continue to use the term "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan."
- In an interview with V Jump, Akira Toriyama revealed that he was originally going to have the Super Saiyan Blue form be white, however, since that color would have "clashed" with a future enemy, he decided to save that color for later.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Complete Evolution Limit Breakthrough, V Jump
- ↑ Dragon Ball Volume "F"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 25
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dragon Ball Super episode 39
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 24
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 56
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 61
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super chapter 13, page 20
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 38
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Dragon Ball Super chapter 22, pp. 25
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super chapter 24
- ↑ New “Tamashii Buddies” Figures Announced for September 2016: Beerus and SSGSS Son Goku
- ↑ Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
- ↑ V Jump WEB Dragon Ball Super Volume #1